A chronicle of the last great American showman, filmmaker William Castle, a master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks.
IT CAME FROM KUCHAR is a hilarious and touching documentary about the legendary, underground filmmaking twins, the Kuchar brothers. As kids in the 1950s, George and Mike Kuchar began making no-budget epics in their Bronx neighborhood starring friends and family with their 8mm camera. In the 1960s the Kuchars became part of Warhol’s New York, underground film scene. The Kuchar brother’s films have inspired many prominent filmmakers, including John Waters, Buck Henry, Atom Egoyan, Guy Maddin and Wayne Wang (all interviewed in this film). IT CAME FROM KUCHAR interweaves the brother’s lives, their admirers, a history of underground film and a ‘greatest hits’ of Kuchar clips into a hilarious and touching stream of consciousness tale.
“This record will give people a peak into the kind of things that influence us musically. We REALLY like all of these songs along with the bands who actually wrote this stuff because first and foremost we are HUGE music fans.” – Buzz Osborne
And with these words, The Melvins have announced that they will be releasing a covers album entitled Everybody Loves Sausages, which will come out Apr. 30th via Ipecac Records. The album will feature tracks from artists such as Venom, Queen, David Bowie, and many more.
Although the album is being billed as a release of the proper Melvins lineup (Osborne, Dale Crover, Jared Warren, Coady Willis), some of the songs were recorded by the “Melvins Lite” line up (Osborne, Crover, Trevor Dunn): “Female Trouble”, “Timothy Leary Lives” and “Romance By Tales Of Terror”.
The full track list can be seen below along with the album artwork. READ MORE
A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.
It’s difficult to watch Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story without a smile. A documentary traversing the career of a legendary producer and renowned architect of moviegoing gimmicks, the feature takes viewers back to premium era of theatrical exhibition, where a cigar-chomping man could make a splash dreaming up ways to deceive his audience, creating a sensation everywhere he went. Though lacking a truly in-depth analysis of Castle’s private life, the doc achieves a distinct tone of nostalgia, goosed by interviews from an impressive assortment of admirers and employees, generating an affectionate atmosphere befitting a man who loved to entertain.
Get ready to meet Glen, offspring of the irrepressibly devilish Chucky and his equally twisted bride, Tiffany. When production starts on a movie detailing the urban legend of his parents’ lethal exploits, the dolls’ family dynamic turns deadly as Chucky and Tiffany “go Hollywood” and unleash a new spree of murderous mayhem on Tinseltown – much to gentle Glen’s horror.
The filthiest person alive, Divine, is using the codename Babs Johnson while living in a trailer in the woods with her mother Eddie, who loves eggs, her mad hippie son Crackers and her mate Cotton. The envious couple Connie and Raymond Marble, abduct and impregnate female hitchhikers to sell their babies to gay and lesbian couples. The money they make is invested in heroin that’s sold in schools. They hire Cookie to have sex with Crackers and spy Divine to compete for the title of “the filthiest people alive”. When the competition begins, Connie and Raymond Marble learn why Divine has this title.
The travelling sideshow ‘Lady Divine’s Cavalcade of Perversions’ is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all – but her life changes after she gets raped by a fifteen-foot lobster…